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Workers’ Compensation

Can I File a Workers Compensation Claim? Florida law requires that most employers carry workers’ compensation insurance. Exceptions to this rule are companies with fewer than four employees (if not in the construction industry – all construction companies, regardless of size, must carry workers’ compensation insurance), state or local governments,…

Workers Compensation for Lifting Injuries Your body just wasn’t designed to perform some of the lifting and moving duties often required in a labor-driven workplace. Despite your physical strength, tasks such as moving heavy construction materials or loading and unloading large cargo items can strain critical body parts. Nonetheless, the…

Back Injuries Suffered on the Job In 1908, the federal government became the first employer to provide workers’ compensation benefits to its employees. Since then, the program has grown and most employers are required to offer workers’ compensation benefits. In Florida, an employer with four or more employees (full- or…

An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help victims of a workplace illness or injury pursue the benefits that they deserve. Every year, victims file millions of workers’ compensation claims in an attempt to receive compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and mental anguish. Some victims are fortunate enough to complete…

In one recent year, private industry employees reported nearly 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses to the Department of Labor. While that statistic offers some peace of mind—thanks to nearly 50,000 fewer reported injuries the year before—it sheds light on just how common it is to find oneself the…

Due to the rate at which people are injured while on the job and the conflicts that come with employees having to sue employers for their injuries, Florida requires employers to purchase workers’ compensation insurance, better known as workers’ comp. Florida Workers’ Compensation laws require employees to avail themselves of workers’ comp…

What to Do After a Workplace Accident Just as the landscape is in Florida, the type of work that people do here is likewise extremely diverse. What happens, though, when employees get hurt on the job? Is there a way for injured workers to receive compensation? Is there a safety…